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How long can it take the bacteria from a bladder infection to multiply and cause a kidney infection?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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In brief: Hours to days

A bacterial infection in the bladder is called a lower uti.
Annother term is cystitis. If the bacteria goes up the urinary tract by way of the ureters, and gets into the kidney, then you have upper tract infection thus kidney infection. It would depend on several things. If you are concerned, you should be seen rigt away. Kidney infctions can be very serious and lead to hospitalization.

In brief: Hours to days

A bacterial infection in the bladder is called a lower uti.
Annother term is cystitis. If the bacteria goes up the urinary tract by way of the ureters, and gets into the kidney, then you have upper tract infection thus kidney infection. It would depend on several things. If you are concerned, you should be seen rigt away. Kidney infctions can be very serious and lead to hospitalization.
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